• SammyBronkowitz

    ★★★½ Watched by SammyBronkowitz 11 Feb, 2014

    An entertaining monster movie, that obeys every rule and cliche from that time and genre. (That makes it sound worse than it is, btw.)

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  • Dave Kehr

    Added by Dave Kehr

    A giant Venusian whatsit, animated by Ray Harryhausen, tramples the tourist centers of Italy in a superior piece of SF cheapness (1957). Nathan Juran (The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad) directed; with William Hopper and Joan Taylor. 82 min.

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  • David Dougan

    ★★★½ Watched by David Dougan 01 Jul, 2015

    In a lot of ways, 20 Million Miles to Earth is a cheap and cheesy film. There's a lot of stock footage and poorly used rear projection in it, but what makes it so much fun to watch is the genius of Ray Harryhausen. His stop-motion work in the film is glorious, and it overcomes the film's flaws elsewhere to make it a very entertaining watch.

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  • schwabe

    ★★½ Watched by schwabe 12 Jun, 2015

    the acting is horrible bad, but the animation for the time is great i think and this is why it got this high rating.

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  • BrianLinn

    ★★½ Watched by BrianLinn 07 May, 2015

    A simple but effective science fiction story, with amazing effects, “20 Million Miles to Earth” is set in Italy during the dawn of the space race. An American rocket ship crashes off the Italian coast and unleashes a capsule that is found by a young boy. Desperate for money, the boy sells the capsule to a zoologist, who keeps the capsule in his mobile lab. Soon the capsule opens, and an alien creature is unleashed onto the Roman countryside. As…

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  • Matt Reifschneider

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Matt Reifschneider 31 May, 2015

    While this little sci-fi adventure film certainly lacks a bit of depth to its story and characters, it still remains one of the classics for its awesome creature design/execution and the almost relentless pacing of its proceedings. Sure, I couldn't tell you a single character name from the film and it's last piece of dialogue that contains a moral of sorts is horribly forced, but I still like seeing this Venus lizard man fight an elephant and find the sad…

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  • Oliver Graham-Grisard

    ★★½ Watched by Oliver Graham-Grisard 22 May, 2015

    Remind me so much of Godzilla and King Kong. The only really good thing about it is that the creature effects are done by the amazing Ray Harryhausen, Yes I can see that back in 1957 this was probably an amazing film but like I said Godzilla and King Kong make feel the wonder and excitement more.

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  • JC Shaffer

    ★★★½ Watched by JC Shaffer 18 Apr, 2015

    Sci-Fi Spectacular 2015. Harryhausen's effects are a lot of fun, but this definitely has the plot of a movie written so he could take a vacation in Rome. The monster escapes, gets cornered, kills someone, escapes, they give chase. Repeat as necessary. But the *very* dated romance of the two leads does make for some pretty funny good-bad cinema.

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  • Daniel Lackey

    ★★★ Rewatched by Daniel Lackey 18 Apr, 2015

    A delightful little creature-feature with stop-motion work by Ray Harryhausen. As with most Harryhausen films, the monster (properly known as the Ymir, although never referred to as such in the movie) has as much if not more personality than the human cast. He's actually kind of cute after he first hatches, and Harryhausen and his team do a great job of communicating that the little guy is, above all, terrified.

    It's very creaky by today's standards--check out that overcooked performance by that kid--but if you can get into its headspace, you're in for a treat.

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  • drfulci

    ★★★ Rewatched by drfulci 18 Apr, 2015

    Got to see this on the big screen...a must any time you have the chance to see a Harryhausen title on the big screen. Lot of fun.

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  • maskull

    ★★★½ Watched by maskull 18 Apr, 2015

    I felt pretty bad for the creature. Taken 20 Million Miles from it's home planet, involved in a crash landing, caged, attacked by a dog, poked with a stick, stabbed with a pitchfork, shot at, chased, netted, electrocuted, chained up, blasted by flame throwers and bazookas and then picked on by a meanie elephant! All he wanted was a nice sulfur snack and a nice day at the Colosseum!

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  • Cogerson

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Cogerson 11 Apr, 2015

    I had seen this classic science fiction movie before....but this time I watched the movie in color. In this one...an American space ship traveling back from the planet Venus....has to crash land in the ocean off the coast of Sicily. The ship has two survivors...the commander of the mission and a Venus bi-ped native.

    Yes the movie is silly. Yes the special effects pale in comparison to today's. Yes the acting is sometimes groaningly bad.....but this movie still works all…

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